Reliance Electric's enhanced FlexPak 3000 digital dc drive offers increased capacity to 600 hp. Operating on three-phase ac input power, the FlexPak 3000 drive operates with regenerative and non-regenerative applications. Other new enhancements to the unit include a DeviceNet communications card and an I/O expansion card. The DeviceNet card allows a FlexPak 3000 to communicate over the open protocol DeviceNet network. The card mounts inside the FlexPak 3000 and includes terminals for network connections. It has the ability to modify parameters, plus operate and monitor the FlexPak 3000. Rockwell Automation, Reliance Electric. Product Code 4363 (P)
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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